Funny Car Fever is a humorous, heart-felt, first-hand account of the most exciting and memorable years of the Funny Car class. Author Steve Reyes followed these fiberglass-bodied, nitro-burning machines and their drivers from the years leading into the Funny Car class through its halcyon days. Reyes brings the story of the Funny Car class to life with more than 400 action-packed photos, over half in color, of the most popular drivers and race cars along with personal stories. Funny Cars have been among drag racing’s most popular cars since the 1960s, but there wasn’t always a class for these “funny-looking” cars. In the mid-1960s, many of drag racing’s fastest drivers were outgrowing the Super Stock and Factory Experimental classes, building cars that stretched and eventually broke the rules. Promoters discovered they could pair up these altered-wheelbase, injected,blown machines in exhibition match races—and the spectators came running. Rivalries were born, the Funny Car class was created, and the cars kept getting faster and faster.
This 10 x 10” hardcover book (ISBN 13: 978-1-932494-43-3, ISBN 10: 1-932494-43-X) features 192
pages and more than 400 color and black and white photos. The book can be ordered for $39.95 plus $4.95 shipping and handling by calling CarTech at 1-800-5514754 or by visiting www.cartechbooks.com.